This revenge saga falls flat

Mandya to Mumbai
Kannada (A) Cast: Rakesh Adiga, Amrutha Rao, Sanjjanaa, Achyut Kumar, Mico Nagaraj, Naveen Krishna
Director: Raajashekar

A remake of 2009 Tamil film Renigunta, Raajashekar’s Mandya to Mumbai is the routine tale of rowdies and murderers who rule the roost. Virtually soaking the screen in gore, the film revolves around Ganesh, who takes to crime following his parents’ murder and is imprisoned for a crime he has not committed.

After his bitter experience in the prison where he gets a taste of the brutal police force, Ganesh solicits the services of hardened criminals — Bharatesh aka Bangi, Jayandra aka Jalli, Kumar aka Kuyya, and Ruman aka Rumi. Ganesh, along with the foursome, escapes from jail, and avenges his parents’ murders by killing Sardar.

Aspiring to grow big as gangsters, they head to the Crime City — Mumbai, and hence the title of the film. The film tries to focus on the reasons that force young men to take to crime. It also has a romantic track were Ganesh falls in love with a mute girl whose uncle wants to push her into the flesh trade.

The film hardly has any entertainment value and makes one wonder what inspired Raajashekar to go for such a trite plot. It is better to watch a Crime File at home.

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